Friday, June 19, 2015

Battle for SkyArk 2015 (film review)

 "In the near future the earth has become desolate and dangerous. Now inhabited by a mysterious race of creatures, humanity has been forced to find refuge in the SkyArk, a man-made city in the sky. As the population grows, space becomes scarce and only the rich and powerful can stay, dumping the poor and orphaned of SkyArk to the abandoned earth. Among them is one boy, Rags, the son of a fallen commander who is determined to save his fellow orphans and exiles. Together with his friends, he must battle through the ruins of old earth, fighting off the horde of alien monsters to return to SkyArk and bring peace back to the people. ." IMDb

Yet another post apocalyptic film, a sort of cross between mad max and a zombie movie.

The film is a strange mix of weak horror and Si-Fi, theres few special effects, certainly very little CGI, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, theres a fair bit of sort of sword fighting but then curiously no blood and some of the death scenes seem cut for a younger audience.
The actors and main cast are all young again giving the impression the movie is aimed at children, and yet some of the monster scenes will probably give younger viewers nightmares.

Sadly the film falls down in several areas, the plot seems vague and the actors expected to portray emotions beyond their years, and their acting ability isn't really up to the job, the cast also seems to have people who are just there and don't contribute to the story.
 It has a real low budget feel and I'm really not sure who the film is aimed at, to me it felt like a childrens film trying to be an adult film (not that sort of adult film)  Weak story, weak acting, weak script, weak set.

Waynes rating   3/10  if you have  young teen children they may enjoy the film.

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